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Stanley Fischer’s Fed Nod; Iran and Russia’s Deal

Plus Dieudonne fans hack French pro-Israel sites, and more in the news

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer speaks during his last press conference as a Governor on June 25, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

• President Obama has nominated former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. [Reuters]

• Tel Aviv has unveiled a monument dedicated to gay and lesbian victims of the Nazis, Israel’s first memorial not specifically focused on Jewish Holocaust victims. [NYT]

• Fans of Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, the controversial French comedian under fire for his anti-Semitic quenelle gesture, hacked the website of the French Jewish Defense League and two other French pro-Israel sites, broadcasting messages of support for Dieudonne. [JTA]

• Iran and Russia are negotiating an oil-for-goods swap that’s said to be worth $1.5 billion a month, which will significantly increase Iran’s oil exports—and potentially sidestep recent U.S. sanctions. [Reuters]

• More on the effort to save the Lower East Side’s landmarked Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue from demolition and development. [The Lo-Down]

• The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart has what Chris Christie’s bridge-closure scandal really needed: a catchy, Fiddler on the Roof-inspired jingle. [Daily Show]

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Stanley Fischer’s Fed Nod; Iran and Russia’s Deal

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